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Property Law and Practice

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Property Law and Practice: 2007/2008 by Paul Butt
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"Property Law and Practice" provides a thorough examination of the processes involved in freehold and leasehold property transactions in both the residential and commercial fields. It deals with all the issues confronting the practitioner on a day to day basis to provide a complete overview of modern conveyancing practice. This edition has been fully revised and updated for 2007/8 to include latest developments on Home Information Packs, e-conveyancing and the new Law Society Code of Conduct. It also contains section summaries, highlighting the fundamental aspects of the key stages of a conveyancing transaction.

Table of Contents

Introduction Introduction to ConveyancingOutline of a Simple TransactionEssential Background LawRegistered LandConduct Issues Relevant to ConveyancingCapital Gains Tax and Value Added TaxThe First Interview Taking InstructionsFinance for the BuyerAdvising Joint BuyersFixtures and FittingsSurveysAction Following InstructionsProcedure Leading to Exchange Deduction of TitleInvestigation of TitleThe Draft ContractConditional Contracts and OptionsTown and Country Planning and Building RegulationsSearches and Enquiries before ContractThe Buyer's Point of ViewMortgage OffersThe DepositInsurancePreparing to ExchangeExchange of ContractsAfter Exchange The Consequences of ExchangeRequisitions on TitleThe Purchase DeedPre-completion searchesPreparing for CompletionCompletion and Post-completion CompletionAfter CompletionDelay and Remedies Late CompletionRemediesLeaseholds Introduction to Leasehold PropertyThe Grant of a LeaseThe Assignment of a LeaseDrafting LeasesThe Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, Part IIThe Rights of Residential OccupiersSales of Part and New PropertiesAppendices

Author Biography

Paul Butt is an Associate Professor at The College of Law with over 25 years' experience of property law. He is a consultant with a High Street practice in Cheshire. Neil Duckworth is a Senior Lecturer and Associate Director of Development at the College of Law. He has taught at the College's centres in Chester, Birmingham, London Bloomsbury and London Moorgate.
Release date NZ
August 1st, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Revised edition
Illustrations, forms
College of Law Publishing
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